Originally published at: http://www.sitepoint.com/dont-use-compass-anymore/
Compass is one hell of a project. It is by far the biggest Sass framework out there and since it is maintained by Chris Eppstein himself, one of the two Sass core designers, I don’t see it losing in popularity anytime soon.
Yet, about a year ago or so, I stopped using Compass altogether. I removed it from our project at work. I removed it from my own site. I removed it from most of my side projects. So what happened? How could I move from “Compass is the best” to “I don’t need it anymore”?
I think I just got better and more confident with Sass, to a point where Compass did not bring much to the table anymore. At least, it was not enough to be worth including it in a project, especially given that it slows Ruby Sass, already quite slow in itself…
Let me put something straight before going any further: in no way am I saying that Compass is useless. Neither am I saying that you should get rid of Compass. I only want to show you other options and other ways of doing things, that do not require Compass to be part of the project.
Now, to fully get why we can or cannot remove the Compass dependency, we need to understand what does Compass do at the end of the day. According to the docs, Compass provides:Continue reading this article on SitePoint